Sekolah saya gunakan bahasa Melayu sebagai bahasa pengantaraan supaya menyatukan pelajar berbeza kaum. [My school use Malay language as a medium to unite the multiracial students]
Lesson Week 5
Satukan kita semua? Maksudnya, together? [Unite us? Does it mean together?]
Afiqah, how come you can speak Malay fluently?
A few weeks later...
Kann! Haish.. bila Miss Yaya nak sampai ni. [Yeahh! Huh.. when will Miss Yaya come?]
Wah panasnya harini! Tak sabar nak rehat kejap lagi. [The weather is so hot today. Can't wait for the recess later.]
Hai korang! Kenapa muncung je ni? [Hi guys! What's with the long faces huh?]
Wow! They speak Malay so fluently now. I'm so proud of them.
Sri and Aina asked Afiqah on how she can speak Malay language so fluently. Then Afiqah explained that her school use Malay as the mediated language among the students regardless of their races. She also told that most of the programme held in her school highlighted the importance of Malay language and encouraged the students to use Malay as the language could be considered as a medium to unite the multiracial students there. Afiqah promised to help them with Malay language later on.
Aina, Sri and Afiqah were talking to each other in Malay while waiting for Miss Yaya to come. After a few weeks learning Malay with Afiqah,they now can speak Malay fluently. Miss Yaya who was about to enter the class was so proud to listen her students speaking in Malay. She was so happy that now her students are united by our national language. Her goal to dignify the Malay language as the national language among her students is now successful.
Language is a medium used to communicate with other people. Without a national language, we cannot understand our friends, family and people around us who come from different background and races. If this issue continues, how can we integrate our society? Therefore, let's dignify the Malay language, our national language.